Gratz Brown News
November 1, 2017
From the Principal's Desk
Thank you everyone for attending our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences this last month. We have been working together to meet with all parents and families to update you on your child's progress and educational goals. If you were unable to attend, and your child's teacher has reached out please get back in touch with him or her. We can still meet at this time. Our goal is to reach 100%!
We will be entering our colder weather with the Fall Season fully upon us. Please be sure to send your child in proper winter attire for outside recess. We hate to see sniffly noses and colds from exposure to the colder weather. If your child is in need of a winter coat please be sure to contact me, and I can assist you in finding this resource for you and your children. We do have a selection of wonderful winter coats donated to the schools each year.
This year we will be once again having our "Thanksgiving Feast", but I have made a change to the dates for this year. The Feast is taking place only on November 15th during your student's normal lunch time. This is different than the first "Save the Date", I shared out in September for the Fall and Winter terms of the school year.
Look for the information to go home in this week's Friday folder. This year the Scholastic Book Fair is the same week as the feast. To help ensure we do not have overcrowding, this year we will have guests eat with their students in the classrooms. The Book Fair will be open and in the school square for book browsing and purchasing to support our school Library with the proceeds.
Thanksgiving Break will be from Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th. School will not be in session during these dates.
Gratz Brown Elementary Principal
A Note from the Assistant Principal
Scholastic Book Fair is Here! It's Here!!
GBE will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair the week of November 13 in the School Square.
For the first time ever, we will be having an Online Book Fair!! Beginning November 7, you can shop online any time of the day through November 17. The Online Fair includes an expanded selection of books for all ages and offers free shipping to our school on all orders. The link to our online book fair is included in this newsletter, but you can also access it on the GBE Library webpage linked to the Moberly School District website. Here is our Online Book Fair link… http://www.scholastic.com/bf/gratzbrown1 The Book Fair will be open during the school day, before and after school on Tuesday, November 14 - Friday, November 17. It will also be open during our Thanksgiving Feast on November 15. Come see us at the Fair!
Moberly Public Schools Mission Statement:
GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:
GBE Students want to be a Champion in:
GBE Partners in Education
Arts Appliances and Furniture
Central Bank of Moberly
Character Trait/Terrific Kid for November is Responsibility
Save the Date:
3rd Spirit Day to Cheer on our Moberly Spartans Football Team playing for District Championships, as well as, our MHS Cheerleaders earning 2nd place at their Mizzou competition this past weekend. Gear up in the Spartan attire!!!
5th Daylight Savings Time Ends
6th 5th Grade's Fine Arts Program in the evening at 6 pm
10th Vetran's Day Observed
11th Vetran's Day
13th-17th American Education Week and Scholastic Book Fair at GBE
15th Thanksgiving Feast; Mid Quarter
21st Progress Reports Go Home today; Spartan Spirit Awards Assembly at 8:35 am
22nd to 24th No School for Thanksgiving Break
27th GBE PTO mtg in Library from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
11th 3rd Grade's Fine Arts Program in the evening at 6 pm
15th GBE Spartan Spirit Awards Assembly at 8:35 am in the Gym
21st End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester; Early Release today; 8:45 am Caroling around the GBE Tree in the School Square; 9:30 am Winter Holiday Parties at GBE
22nd to January 3rd No School for Christmas Break
Contact Information for GBE Office Staff and Administration:
Principal's Secretary, Melissa Slater
Assistant Principal, David Samuel
Assistant Principal's Secretary, Dee Noel
Office # 660-269-2670
Address: 1320 Gratz Brown Road, Moberly MO 65270